Simple songs for preschoolers

Last week I had the opportunity to present the music I have written with two groups of teachers.
These two meetings were a good practice run for helping me to prepare for presenting the music at the Indiana State IAEYC conference in April.
I came to the school early to make sure things were all set up so we could sing and learn as many songs as possible.
I brought hand outs with all the words to each song for the teachers to take home with them.
We sang all evening. This is the very end of our evening where we all joined in the Train Song!

These teachers were just too much fun!

I admired these teachers as they worked to listen, sing, and learn each of the new songs. On purpose, I am introducing new tunes which is not an easy task. But these teachers sang their hearts out for me.  For those who were struggling with the tunes, I taught them how to chant the words as well as sing them. Ultimately, I hope they will be able to both sing and chant the little songs.

We also played a few games with the songs and used as many hand and body motions we could think of for every song as well.
In about three weeks, my first CD with all the songs will be completed and ready to offer online or at my workshops. This will help because the teachers will be able to take the music home with them. For now, many of my simple songs are available on my Little Fingers That Play blog.
By |2010-03-16T08:00:20+00:00March 16th, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Elizabeth Nuti October 27, 2017 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Deborah I absolutely love your songs! I found them on your blog little fingers that play. I purchased your cd but the songs I wanted to learn are no longer on your blog spot or on your cd? I can’t remember the melodies to accompany the words to: oh be thankful every day and a few others. Will you do another cd with some of the holiday songs and your butterfly song. I want to use your songs but cant always remember the melodies. I also would be interested in doing any teacher workshops you have in the future. I live in NJ and know your friend carol McDowell. I have eight musical story tales on amazon for 4-7 yr olds books by Elizabeth nuti .com is my website just know how popular you are even inNJ thanks to me! We sing and love your sweet simple tunes,

    • Deborah Stewart October 30, 2017 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      Awe – you are too sweet Elizabeth and Little Fingers that Play is a VERY old blog of mine! I will try to pull together a holiday songlist someday but in the mean time, if you need a tune, private message me on Facebook through my Teach Preschool page and I will sing it to you!

  2. Ely May 7, 2018 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Hello Deborah! Greetings from Malaysia! 🙂
    I love the songs that you created.
    I remember there are three albums.
    When I wanted purchase all three I couldn’t find them anymore.
    The songs are lovely! I find them really suitable for young kids, the perfect pronunciation, the clear rhythm……..

    Have great days ahead!

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